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Volunteering

What Does it Involve?

The Dunblane Centre relies heavily on the dedication of its volunteers. Without their continued involvement the Centre would not remain open and be the success that it is.

You don’t need to have any skills but you must be prepared to be flexible!! You can help us for a short time or for as many or few nights/days as you can. The more volunteers we have, the less everyone needs to do. We have volunteers of all ages ranging from 12 to 70 – You are all welcome. We currently have about 70 volunteers (18 youth volunteers) who help and assist on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or occasional basis.

We need anyone who is prepared to help to join the PVG scheme. This is so we comply with legislation that anyone who comes into contact with young people is cleared to do so. It’s a straightforward process at no cost to you. 

Please come along and see what you can do. The Centre is for our community and we can all play a small part in making it work and grow.

What can I volunteer in?

Youth Club
Arts and Crafts
Reception
Admin / Grant applications
Maintenance/ handy person
Gardening
Cleaning
Organise events / fundraising activities
Tuck-shop

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us, you can download an application form here. Otherwise please call in to the Centre to pick one up.

Once you have completed your application form, or would like to discuss it in more detail, please contact the correct Volunteer Co-ordinator via the details below.

Junior Volunteer Co-ordinator (S1-6)
Leigh Austin
youthworker@dunblanecentre.co.uk

Volunteer Co-ordinator
Jack Ferguson
jack@dunblanecentre.co.uk

The Saltire Awards

If you are aged 12 to 25 and decide to volunteer at the Dunblane Centre, then we want your time with us to really count towards something special. That is why we are registered with the Saltire Awards!

These awards are the new Scottish awards designed to formally recognise the commitment and contribution of youth volunteering to voluntary organisations.

Supported by the Scottish Government, the Saltire Awards enable young volunteers to record the skills, experience and learning gained through successful volunteering placements provided by local and national voluntary agencies.

The Awards are split in to four sections - The Challenge, The Approach, The Ascent and The Summit and achievement is recognised in the form of Saltire Award certificates and Young Scot reward points.

Saltire Awards are designed to encourage, enable and reward youth volunteering and to make it easy for organisations to support young people to take part.

If you wish to participate in these awards, just let us know during your volunteer induction or please complete the form below, and bring it with you when you start with us. Signing up is easy, and you can do it alongside you Duke of Edinburgh, or just with your general Volunteering.

Saltire Awards Application Form (PDF - 422KB)

WANT TO JOIN IN?